Chapter Representatives

Vice ChairpersonJeff
MembersKathryn Collier, Blair Turner, Stephanie Davy, Ben Beck, Geoff Allan, Kelly Imberger, David Healy, Jude Charlton, Kenn Beer, Leon Hain, Michael Nieuwesteeg, Tahlee Norton, Melinda Spiteri, Elvira Lazar


4:00 – 5:00pm

Tuesday 27th November 2018

City of Melbourne Bowls Club, Flagstaff Gardens

Dudley Street, West Melbourne



ACRS Victoria Chapter Seminar

What’s new in Road Safety and What are the next steps for Victoria?

Tuesday 27th November 2018

City of Melbourne Bowls Club, Flagstaff Gardens

Dudley Street, West Melbourne


2:00 – 4:00pm Seminar

4:00 – 5:00pm Chapter Meeting (All ACRS Members Welcome)

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ACRS Drink and Drug-Driving Seminar

Exploring Road Safety Together


Tuesday 14 August 2018

2:00pm – 5:00pm

City of Melbourne Bowls Club
Flagstaff Gardens (Dudley Street)
West Melbourne

Light afternoon tea provided


Free for ACRS members
$30 non-members
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Victoria Police drink and drug-driving testing regimeMichael Larcart
Acting Senior Sergeant, Victoria Police
Michael has been with Victoria Police for 18 years. He initially established a good grounding in general duties  policing in both metropolitan and country Victori and for the past 11 years has been attached to Road Policing Drug and Alcohol Section (RPDAS). In more recent times Michael has been active in the training an research area of RPDAS responsible for the organisational training of police officers dealing with impaired drivers. His talk today is around the operational application and effectiveness of the Roadside Drink and Drug Testing Program by Victoria Police.
Crash risks and prevalence of drug-drivingMichael Fitzharris
Associate Professor Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC)
Michael leads the Regulation and In-depth Crash Investigation team at MUARC and works with the Injury Outcomes Research Unit. Michael has a particular interest in understanding factors associated with crashes occurring and how data can drive road safety policy. His recent research has focused on the serious injury crashes through the TAC funded Enhanced Crash Investigation Study (ECIS) and a multi-year Illicit Drugs and Driving study, funded through MUARC’s Baseline program. Michael has previously lived and worked in Southern Africa for a number of years and he has extensive international road safety experience. Michael will represent a research update on crash risks associated with illicit drug-driving and will discuss new policy moves from overseas.
Victorian Government new drink and drug-driving regimeSharon Wishart
Senior Policy Officer, VicRoads

Sharon is a Senior Policy Officer with VicRoads. Sharon has been the Project Manager for the recently introduced drink and drug-driving law reforms, including development of the new drink and drug-driver behaviour change program and movement of program management to VicRoads. Sharon majored in Sociology and has extensive experience in road safety, behaviour change programs for mandated clients, community road safety programs and stakeholder engagement.
Preventing drink-driving fatalities through technology Helen Reddan – Project Manager, Road Safety, Policy and Technical, TAC  
Helen has worked for nearly twenty years in Drug and Alcohol, including case management, education and policy across numerous tertiary, non-Government and Government organisations. Since beginning at the TAC in early 2017, Helen has developed a particular interest in interventions that aim to reduce the number of alcohol impaired drivers on Victorian roads. Helen is currently working on two major technical projects that have the potential to interrupt incidences of drink-driving. Helen will present on these two technologies and provide an update on Victorian trials.
Our mailing address is:

ACRS Victoria Chapter

PO Box 229

Gisborne  VIC  3438





Please download the Event Flyer for further information.